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17th Feb '17 6:37:21 PM mrincodi
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* Metapa, in Nicaragua, was renamed to Ciudad Darío, in honor of the great poet Rubén Darío, where he was born.

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* Metapa, in Nicaragua, was renamed to Ciudad Darío, Darío (Darío City), in honor of the great poet Rubén Darío, where he who was born.born there.
17th Feb '17 6:36:13 PM mrincodi
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* Metapa, in Nicaragua, was renamed to Ciudad Darío, in honor of the great poet Rubén Darío.

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* Metapa, in Nicaragua, was renamed to Ciudad Darío, in honor of the great poet Rubén Darío.Darío, where he was born.
17th Feb '17 6:35:27 PM mrincodi
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* Metapa, in Nicaragua, was renamed to Ciudad Darío, in honor of the great poet Rubén Darío.
13th Feb '17 1:49:00 PM ZimFan89
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* Issue 12 of the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' comics show that after [[BadFuture Zim takes over the world]], he puts up statues and pictures of himself everywhere, renames every street after himself, and lives in a palace designed to look like his own head.
8th Feb '17 5:12:56 PM mirisu92
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* Not necessarily a city example, but politicians in the Philippines are disproportionately fond of affixing their names (or failing that, their initials) to public works projects. It is very common to see street flyers or posters announcing things like "Road Renovation c/o Mayor X" or "This bridge is a project of Congressman Y"—often including the grinning faces of the politicians in question. It gets bad enough that several members of Congress are considering filing a bill to rename EDSA, Manila's main highway, after the late president Cory Aquino.
** In fact just such a fate befell the Manila International Airport—it was named ''Ninoy Aquino International Airport'' after Cory Aquino was installed in power in the 1980s. (In its defence, the man for whom it was named—Cory's husband—was shot dead at the airport itself.)

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* Not necessarily a city example, but politicians in the Philippines are disproportionately fond of affixing their names (or failing that, their initials) to public works projects. It is very common to see street flyers or posters announcing things like "Road Renovation c/o Mayor X" or "This bridge is a project of Congressman Y"—often including the grinning faces of the politicians in question. It gets bad enough that at one point in the early 2010s, several members of Congress are considering filing attempted to file a bill to rename EDSA, Manila's main highway, after the late president Cory Aquino.
Aquino, the central figure of popular anti-dictatorship protests that occurred on the said highway.
** In fact just such a fate befell the Manila International Airport—it was named ''Ninoy Aquino International Airport'' after Cory Aquino was installed in power in the 1980s. (In its defence, the man for whom it was named—Cory's husband—was shot dead at the airport itself.itself, and today an increasing number of people are clamouring for the original name, not the least because of the deteriorating reputation that put the airport frequently in "worst airport in the world" lists, including collapsing ceilings, overcrowding, terminal fees, general decay, and, in the mid-2010s, a scandal involving ''planting bullets in passengers' bags as a form of extortion''.)
15th Jan '17 4:33:48 AM EDP
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* {{Subverted}} with the Italian city of Alessandria (that is Italian for "Alexandria"): born of the union of the towns of Gamondio, Marengo (yes, ''[[NapoleonicWars that]]'' Marengo) and Bergoglio, it was named after then-reigning Pope Alexander III (Alessandro III in Italian) to [[IShallTauntYou remind the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa that the cities of Northern Italy were effectively independent]], honor the guy who was weakening Barbarossa enough for them to ''stay'' independent in the face of Imperial military superiority, and because, Italians being Italians, aknowledging the union was effectively Bergoglio absorbing the two smaller towns would have broken the union (and Gamondio later returned its own town anyway). It was later briefly renamed Cesarea (after "Cesare", Italian for "Caesar" and another way to say "emperor") as a token act of subservience to the Holy Roman Empire after the Italians had won their effective independence, but the renaming didn't stick.
9th Jan '17 10:37:30 AM drwhom
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* In Argentina, the provinces of El Chaco and La Pampa were for a time renamed Presidente Juan Perón and Eva Perón.
3rd Jan '17 8:30:22 PM elemt
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the nations of Geb and Nex and their feuding founders King Geb and King Nex. As a pair of [[SorcerousOverlord immensely powerful wizards]] their ego was at least fairly well justified, and while Nex [[UncertainDoom disappeared]] millennia ago, the [[TheNecrocracy ghost of Geb]] is still on the throne over five thousand years later.
22nd Dec '16 10:23:03 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has the cities of Almalexia (Mournhold), Vivec and Sotha Sil, all named after the respective members of the ruling Tribunal (the city of Almalexia's alternate name of Mournhold is because Almalexia was the only one who settled in an existing city).

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Played straight for the cities of Almalexia (Mournhold), [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deities]] Vivec and Sotha Sil, all named after who each created their own namesake cities. Averted for Almalexia, who instead chose to settle in the respective members pre-existing capital of the ruling Tribunal (the city of Almalexia's alternate name of Morrowind, Mournhold. (Though some maps and in-game texts do refer to Mournhold is because Almalexia was the only one who settled in an existing city).as "Almalexia.")
4th Dec '16 3:51:52 PM Gosicrystal
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** Every ballpark in ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'': Mario Stadium, Daisy Cruiser, Peach Opera House, Luigi's Mansion, Bowser Jr. Playroom, Bowser's Castle, DK Stadium, Wario City and Yoshi Park.

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** Every ballpark in ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'': Mario Stadium, Daisy Cruiser, Peach Opera House, Luigi's Mansion, Bowser Jr. Playroom, Bowser's Castle, DK Stadium, Jungle, Wario City and Yoshi Park.
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